Epidendrum mixtum Schltr. 1912 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Rugosum

Plant and Flowers Photos by © Eduardo A. Pérez García and his The Microplanta Website


Common Name The Mixed Up Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua in wet montane forests at elevations of 400 to 2400 meters as a medium to giant sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte on sheer rock cliffs with a straight to zigzag main stem carrying lanceolate-ligulate leaves and secondary and tertiary stems carrying smaller ones and blooms in the fall and winter on a terminal, arising on the secondary and tertiary stems, arcuate, zigzag, simultaneously 4 to 8 flowered inflorescence with conduplicate, prominent, from longer to twice as long as the ovary, ovate, acute floral bracts carrying resupinate, fragrant flowers

Synonyms Epidendrum ramosum var. mixtum (Schltr.) Ames, F.T.Hubb. & C.Schweinf.1934

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as E ramosum var mixtum; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956 as E ramosum var mixtum; Las Orquideas de El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing hmm; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 722 Hamer 1982 drawing ok; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 1 Plate 036 Hagsater & Salazar 1990 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 159 Hagsater & Salazar 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 5&6 Plate 581 Hagsater & Salazar 2002 see recognition section; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez and Dressler 2005; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 942 Hagsater & Salazar 2007 see recognition section; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide